The "endless night" that film theory and psychoanalysis share is the darkness that these two disciplines face in their quest for the logics of intelligibility. This collection emphasizes the history of theory to demonstrate that film theory must be written with a strong sense of historical consciousness, curiosity, and archaeological craft. The volume brings together film theorists and practicing psychoanalysts to encourage an exchange of views between disciplines that encounter each other all too rarely.
Janet Bergstrom, Joan Copjec, Mary Ann Doane, David James Fisher, Stephen Heath, Alain de Mijolla, Ayako Saito, Marc Vernet, Janet Walker, Peter Wollen, and Slavoj Zizek
Janet Bergstrom is Associate Professor of Film at the University of California, Los Angeles. A founding editor of the journal Camera Obscura, she is the author of a forthcoming book on the films of Chantal Akerman.
"A fascinating anthology . . . owing to the renown of the contributors as well as the thought-provoking arguments and approaches raised by the essays."—David Rodowick, author of The Crisis of Political Modernism